Jefferson Bar Association

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Jefferson Bar Association

The object and purpose of the Jefferson Bar Association is to assist and serve its members in the practice of law, promote the administration of justice, uphold the honor of the courts and the legal profession, promote the professional competency of attorneys through continuing legal education, increase public understanding of and respect for the law and encourage collegiality among its members.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
Coffee with the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, Gretna
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
JBA March Luncheon
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Senator Kirk Talbot
Topic: "Tort Reform Legislation"
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch Early-Bird; $30.00 thereafter
LSBA YLD Wills for Heroes Co-Hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: Harahan, LA
2020 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 1-4, 2020
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
Registration Early Bird pricing ends March 11, 2020.
Reserve your room directly with the Beau Rivage at (888) 567-6667. To receive the JBA room rate, you must identify your affiliation with the JBA. The room block expires March 11, 2020. 
JBA Crawfish Boil
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Location: Nativity Sacred Heart Center, 870 Nativity Dr., Biloxi, MS
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Join us for crawfish and networking! Open to ALL JBA Members and their family, not just CLE by the Sea registrants.
April Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Location: River Shack, Gretna
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD 3rd Annual Crawfish Cook-Off
Date: April 19, 2020
Location: The Harbor Bar and Grill, 3024 17th St., Metairie, LA
JBA May Luncheon
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch Early-Bird; $30.00 thereafter
June Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Location: Pearl Wine Co., New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA August Luncheon
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch Early-Bird; $30.00 thereafter
August Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Loft 18, Metairie
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA September Luncheon
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch Early-Bird; $30.00 thereafter
October Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location: HalfMoon Bar, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA November Luncheon
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch Early-Bird; $30.00 thereafter
2020 JBA Christmas Party 
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
December Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Polo Club Lounge, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2021 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 7-10, 2021
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS

Past Events

JBA February Luncheon
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Location: Andy's Bistro, 3322 N. Turnbull Dr., Metairie
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Guest Speakers: Hon. Lee Faulkner, Jr.; SLLS Executive Director, Laura Tuggle; and SLLS Staff Attorney, Molly MacKenzie
Topic: "New Access to Justice Initiatives in Jefferson Parish"
Cost: $30.00
February Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Copper Vine, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2020 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
2020 Region 4 High School Mock Trial Competition 
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Preliminary Rounds)
Friday, February 7, 2020 (Final Rounds)
Location: 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
 
December Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Polo Club Lounge, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). The JBA YLD will be covering valet parking for JBA Members at the Windsor Court. 
Free Technology CLE Co-Hosted by JBA 
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: 24th JDC, Division D, Gretna, LA
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Join Judge Schlegel, Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer and David Benton for a discussion about how technology can be used to enhance and improve the practice of law.  Please RSVP by sending an email to Elizabeth Memtsas at Elizabethm@24jdc.us. 
Oath of Office of Associate Justice William J. Crain
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Church of the King Auditorium, 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville
Time: 6:00 p.m.
The Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Louisiana request the honor of your presence at a special sitting of the Court at which The Honorable William J. Crain will take the oath of office as an Associate Justice with a reception to follow. Contact Buisson Creative at 504-378-3792 or email alex@buissoncreative.com for more information.  
2019 JBA Christmas Party 
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
All JBA members are invited to attend the Annual JBA Christmas Party! There is a donation for charity raffle benefiting Westwego Police Benevolent Association and The Gretna Police Benevolent Association. Join us for food, drinks and raffle prizes.  
November Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Wrong Iron On The Greenway, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird); $30.00 thereafter
Coffee with the Court at the 24th JDC hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: JBA Attorney Lounge at the 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the 24th Judicial District Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
CLE Location: Second Parish Courthouse, Gretna
CLE: 3.0 Hours Total (including Ethics, Professionalism, & LPM)
CLE Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Lunch Location: Tony Mandina's Restaurant, Gretna
Lunch Cost: $10.00 for JBA Young Lawyers; $25.00 for all others (early-bird)
CLE registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with lunch to follow off-site. 
October Wine Down Wednesday and 3rd Annual Skeeball Tournament hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Location: Half-Moon Bar, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). More information to come for skeeball tournament registration. 
Investiture of Greg Gerard Guidry as U.S. District Judge
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Location: The United States Courthouse, 500 Poydra Street, Rm C-501, New Orleans
Time: 2:00 p.m.
September Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Location: Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., Ste. 1C, New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA September Luncheon
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Location: Andy's Bistro, 3322 N. Turnbull Dr., Metairie
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird ends September 9th); $30.00 thereafter
Join the JBA for a Louisiana Supreme Court Candidates Forum featuring Hon. William J. Crain, First Circuit Court of Appeal; Richard Ducote; Hon. Hans J. Liljeberg, Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal; and Hon. Scott Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court. 
August Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Location: Loft 18, 3128 Metairie Rd., Metairie
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There will be 2 golf simulators reserved for unlimited use by JBA members from 6:00-8:00 pm. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Coffee with First Parish Court hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Location: First Parish Courthouse, Metairie
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of First Parish Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 
JBA August Luncheon
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Location: Legacy Steak and Chop House, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird ends August 14th at noon); $30.00 thereafter
CLE: 1.0 Hour Professionalism
Topic: The State of the Profession
Speaker: Steve Dwyer
JBA YLD Summer CLE and Social 
Date: August 8, 2019
Location: Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans
Time:  5:30-7:30 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour 
Topic: "Legislative Updates"
Speakers: Rep. Joe Marino, III and Rep. Gary Carter, Jr.
Cost: Free to JBA YLD Members; $10.00 for all other attorneys
July Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: Copper Vine Wine Pub, 1001 Poydras St., New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Free CLE: Successful Re-Entry: Addressing Legal Needs for People After Incarceration
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Location: LSBA Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
CLE: 4.5 Hours 
 June Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Legacy Kitchen's Steak & Chop
91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Robing Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Location:  Parish Council Chambers
200 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA
Time: 10:30 a.m.
All Members are invited for a robing ceremony honoring Judge Frank A. Brindisi, Division E, 24th Judicial District Court.
JBA May Luncheon
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Location: Impastato's Restaurant, Metairie, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 for Lunch (Early-Bird ends May 13th); $30.00 thereafter
Guest speaker is Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
 May Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Location: Wrong Iron on the Greenway
3532 Toulouse St., New Orleans
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
April Wine Down Wednesday hosted by JBA YLD
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location:  Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD 2nd Annual Crawfish Cook-Off
Date: April 14, 2019
Location: The Harbor Bar and Grill, 3024 17th St., Metairie, LA
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 (individual entry); $350.00 per team
Team Registration is open!
JBA Crawfish Boil
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Nativity Sacred Heart Center
870 Nativity Drive
​Biloxi, MS
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Join us for crawfish and networking! Open to all JBA Members, not just CLE by the Sea registrants.
2019 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 3-6, 2019
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS
Free Professionalism CLE co-hosted by Pro Bono Project
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: Division N, 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  1:00-2:00 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour  Professionalism
Topic: "Professionalism & Self-Represented Litigants"
Speakers: Kathleen Legendre and Jesse George
Cost: Free
JBA YLD March Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:0 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
Coffee with the Court hosted by the JBA YLD
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Location: Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided.